The Dorchester Collection launched the annual Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize in 2010 to discover emerging fashion talent and honor their own fine fashion heritage. For instance, Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris is known for its close relationship with Christian Dior. The Beverly Hills Hotel itself has entertained and inspired the fashion elite through the years. Designers who have drawn inspiration from the “Pink Palace” include Michael Kors, who has used the hotel’s iconic banana leaf motif in past collections and featured a pantsuit inspired by the pool in his 2013 collection.
On October 29, the 2013 Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize winner will be awarded an endowment of £25,000 (approximately $33,000), mentoring from the judges, plus a two night stay at a Dorchester Collection property (is it too late to enter?). The finalists are Brazilian ready-to-wear womenswear designer, Barbara Casasola; fashion design team Fyodor Podgorny and Golan Frydman who make up women's ready-to-wear designer Fyodor Golan; made-to-measure and ready-to-wear designer Emilia Wickstead; and Chinese-born, London-based luxury line designer, Huishan Zhang.
Rates at The Beverly Hills Hotel at the beginning of December (so that you're in time to buy us that bracelet--hint, hint!) is $425 for a Superior Room.
[Photos: HotelChatter and The Dorchester Collection]